Category Archives: February 2014

Planning the Mexican Family: A Triumph of Birth Control

By Deborah Van Hoewyk

Loyal readers of The Eye know that the birth control pill was actually created in Mexico City in 1951, when chemist Carl Djerassi synthesized hormones from Mexican yams. And, as we speak, other scientists from Mexico City are working on a molecule that will keep sperm from getting where they’re supposed to go—should work with everything from fish to cattle to men! Continue reading Planning the Mexican Family: A Triumph of Birth Control

Diversity in Mexico

Screen Shot 2016-04-15 at 4.37.47 PMBy Julie Etra

Gay Marriage

Recognition of same-sex marriage varies throughout Mexico and is regulated by the state, although only civil unions are recognized. In this respect Mexico is surprisingly liberal for a predominantly Catholic nation. On December 21st, 2009, the Legislative Assembly legalized same sex marriages in Mexico City and the Mexican capital is one of the few places in the world where gay couples can legally adopt children. Continue reading Diversity in Mexico